The team leader was alerted by the police about a 79 year old male who had separated from his walking party by Wastwater lake. Because of the age of the gentleman and the concerns from his family and friends, a team member who lives in Wasdale valley was tasked to meet with the informants in Nether Wasdale.
All local pubs were called to make sure the gentleman had not called in for refreshments but came back negative. Eventually the man was found by the team member who had driven herself to the last known location. It turned out that he had moved away from the roadside slightly to find a nice quiet spot to take in the wonderful scenery and paint the view.
Incident started at 17:11 and ended at 19:37 making 2.4 hrs in total.